Dublin's Vicar Street Venue's Operating Profits Amounted To €739,520 In 2019
According to new accounts for Liberty Venues, Dublin's Vicar Street venue's operating profits amounted to €739,520 in 2019.
As reported by The Irish Times, according to the new accounts for Liberty Venues, the 1,050-seat-capacity Vicar Street venue, which closed temporarily in March of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employed 55 people in 2019.
The Irish Times quotes the venue's owner, Harry Crosbie, as saying, "While Vicar Street was closed, we took the opportunity to improve the highly successful public mini-arena.
"So, we look forward to getting fans back in when the COVID outbreak is under control. We think they'll love what we have done with the place.
"And when we have a date to reopen we have a year of full capacity gigs lined up to announce."
According to The Irish Times, Vicar Street has been chosen as one of the venues that will host pilot gigs by the government. The pilot gig that will take place in Vicar Street will reportedly take place on July 3.
The Irish Times quotes Crosbie as saying about the planned gig, "It will be for about 100 people, with everyone tested at the door. It will not be like a normal gig, so there will be stopping and starting as we test our systems and we’ll see how all of that works."
Crosbie also reportedly said that the government "has done everything possible so far" to help live venues that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planned Vicar Street Hotel
The Irish Times quotes Crosby as saying that the "financing package [for the planned hotel] was shelved because of the [COVID-19] outbreak. So we will start again on that front after COVID, though we are hoping to continue with our partners at Moran Hotel Group."
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